News Blue Mountain Eagle A3 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Pub expansion opens up possibilities 1188 Brewing Company celebrates four years of operation A simple way to donate to CASA doesn’t cost a cent New executive director joins youth advocacy organization By Richard Hanners By Angel Carpenter Blue Mountain Eagle Blue Mountain Eagle It’s been about four years since the 1188 Brewing Com- pany opened its doors on Main Street in John Day, and the pub celebrated its recent expansion during an open house Dec. 6. Partners in the craft beer pub and restaurant are Shan- non and Jeremy Adair of John Day and Jennifer and Ken Brown of Bend. Shannon and Jennifer are sisters, and the pub’s name comes from the numbers used on snowmo- biles raced by Shannon’s and Ken’s fathers. By expanding into the lot next door used by the former Radio Shack store, the pub gained not only space but room for a commercial-sized kitchen with a bakery. “That means faster service, a bigger menu, more variety and more flexibility,” Shan- non said. Brewing operations will stay in the same location. Separating the kitchen from the brewery will eliminate the potential for cooking odors contaminating the brew. “We’ll be able to brew any day of the week now, not just Sundays,” Shannon said. Shannon served as general manager for the remodeling project, with the 1188 crew, family and friends working with contractors to complete the expansion. Seating has increased from about 40 to nearly 100 through the expansion. Shan- non said she doesn’t know how old the building is, but she thinks it was moved from the hill above Dayton Street to its current location There is an easy way to donate to Grant-Harney County CASA (Court Ap- pointed Special Advocates), and it won’t cost you a dime. Hannah Hinman, who started her job as CASA ex- ecutive director in Septem- ber, said AmazonSmile is a simple way to benefit local kids. She said, while shopping local is encouraged, there are some items people will pur- chase online through Ama- zon, especially during this time of year. “It’s a really low-impact way for the community to support the organization,” she said. “Even if it’s a small amount, it’s a way to get some of that money flowing back into the community.” Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligi- ble AmazonSmile purchases to the local CASA, and there is no extra charge to the per- son shopping at Amazon. Here’s how to sign up: People with an Amazon account can connect with the local CASA’s Amazon- Smile program by visiting grant-harneycasa.org; click on “DONATE”; then click on “Go to smile.amazon. com.” That will take a person directly to the right spot. Hinman noted a person can also sign up through the Am- azon page; however, there are other Grant County CA- SAs in the nation listed. She grew up in Bend and most recently relocated from Denver, Colorado. Although Hinman hadn’t The Eagle/Richard Hanners Shannon and Jeremy Adair, two of the owners of the 1188 Brewing Company on Main Street in John Day, celebrate the pub’s recent expansion during an open house on Dec. 6. are trimmed with copper. The company also com- missioned metal artwork by two artists. Ingo Wedde fash- ioned exotic sculptures of a motorcycle and a helicopter, and Boyd Britton created an assemblage of gears that hangs on one wall. The pub continues to han- dle catering jobs, and the new kitchen will facilitate that, Shannon said. The staff is still testing the new baking equipment, with future plans to use spent oat, wheat and barley grains from the brew- ery in some bread recipes, she said. The company has also been looking into canning its beer. The partners have found vendors willing to provide canning material and equip- ment for smaller breweries and are talking to Steens Mountain Brewing about the idea, Shannon said. “We’ve really seen an out- pouring of support from the community and local busi- nesses since we opened up,” she said. “I want to thank everyone for their patience through the construction pro- cess. We couldn’t be here without the community’s sup- port.” worked with CASA before starting her job as executive director, she does hold a mas- ter’s of public administration with a concentration in non- profit management. She said she’s also worked with youths who’ve had a special advocate and has 10 years experience working directly with youths and fam- ilies in high-risk situations and traumatic circumstances. “The opportunity to com- bine a focus on my education experience with my experi- ence working with families is what really drew me to this position,” she said. Hinman said she was grateful to see when she ar- rived that the nonprofit al- ready had a strong existence in the community with ex- perienced advocates as well as long-standing donors and financial supporters in place. People can volunteer with CASA as an advocate, and they also have a need for ad- ministrative volunteers. “We are always looking for new advocates, and we’re looking to train new people after the holiday,” she said. “We hope for new training at the end of January and into early February, and to have a new set of advocates ready to be appointed to cases in mid-February.” The Grant-Harney Coun- ty CASA office is at the Grant County Education Ser- vice District at 835 S. Can- yon Blvd. in John Day. To learn more, call Hin- man at 541-575-1349. Ny da m’ s about a century ago. Rick Callahan made all of the pub’s custom furniture. Jeremy is a lineman for the Oregon Trail Electric Coop- erative, and part of the pub’s remodeling comes from his work on a 50-year-old trans- mission line in the Silvies Valley. A long countertop is made from the crossarms removed from the power poles, sand- ed and covered with a thick smooth finish. And the brick- like wall covering on the west wall is made from ends cut off from the crossarms, he said. Benches along the west wall Hannah Hinman 652 W Main St. John Day, Oregon (541) 575-0549 DANCING WATER SPEAKERS Starting at $39.99 Something for every woman on your Christmas list! VEX ROBOTICS STARTER KITS Starting at • Kitchenware $29.99 • Candles • Home Decor • Boyd’s Bears (limited supply) RC TOYS up to 20% off! 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